The siting at a 45° angle to the main complex clearly sets this building apart, a positioning explained by its role in providing housing for visitors who were not members of the community and who thus were symbolically isolated. The Almony's three-room plan is a variation on a German house type, its smaller kitchen providing access to a suite containing a larger and smaller chamber. A massive central chimney warms the three rooms and also served the cloister bakery housed in the lower part of the Almonry.
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